“Unexpected Eden” by Rhenna Morgan, Review Tour

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Title: Unexpected Eden

Author: Rhenna Morgan

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Romance

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Synopsis

Paradise, love, power…and a prophecy with a price.

Most people believe Eden no longer exists. Lexi Merrill’s about to learn they’re wrong. A hard-working bartender with a self-sufficient backbone and a wary nature, she knows pickup lines like a second language. So, when Eryx Shantos barges into her world with too-smooth words and a body to back it up, she locks up her libido and vows to keep her distance.

Eryx has other ideas. As king of the Myren race, Eryx is duty-bound to enforce the laws preventing exposure of their existence to humans. Yet The Fates have led him through his dreams to Lexi, a temptation he doesn’t want to resist. The question–is she Myren, or human which makes her forbidden fruit?

When Eryx’s nemesis tags Lexi as his next target, Eryx insists on taking her home where he can keep her safe. Lexi had no idea “home” would mean the one-and-only land of creation…or that she’d trigger a prophecy that could doom her newfound race. get-attachment.aspx

MY REVIEW

Review: 4/5 stars

I was so excited to find a book like this! As an avid supporter of all things fantasy, it’s good to see new authors expanding in this genre! I just had to say yes to a read & review for this book!

Here’s my reading experience: (Warning Spoilers beyond this point) Ever read a story where the characters names just don’t fit their personalities? Well author Rhenna Morgan, has not only adeptly named her characters but has given them explosive personalities to back them up! Lexi and Eryx are full of wit, charm, bravery, and steamy romance! I’ll admit that the emotions feel a bit rushed, BUT I will also point out that Eryx has been waiting an awfully long time for Lexi, so who can blame him for all that pent up love and lust?

Maxis is the perfect villain, and I want to give Morgan some BIG props for the way she handled his story. It was very well done, how we get to see his run in at the beginning with our main characters, and then his story continues on its own until the big blow out at the end. While reading I wanted to shout at our protagonists that Maxis was plotting against them, but of course they were busy will some well-deserved alone time!

The story was well crafted, and using Eden as a setting was perfect. You can really tell the author put a lot of thought into the world she created; there is a hierarchy and order that keeps everything moving forward in a way that makes sense.

I would like to see more of Ian in the next book, and I think we will. He is a good tie for Lexi to have to her old life, and Morgan also seems to be setting him up for a very interesting story.

However, and this may be a bit of surprise, but I would name Ludan as my favorite character! What can I say? I prefer the ‘rough around the edges type’! I can’t wait to see what Morgan has in store for him and the others as the series continues!

get-attachment.aspxABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rhenna Morgan writes for the same reason she reads—to escape reality.

Yes, her life rocks—two beautiful little girls, a great husband, a steady job, and the kind of friends that would take you out back if you hurt her. But, like most women, she’s got obligations stacked tight from dusk to dawn. So, when the world gets her down, she slips into something…less realistic.

Romance is a must. So is a steamy romp (or four). Nothing thrills her more than the fantasy of new, exciting worlds, strong, intuitive men, and the sigh of, “Oh if only that could happen to me.”

So, if you’re picking up one of her books, expect portals into alternate realms and men who’ll fight to keep the women they want. Romantic escape for the women who need it.

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“Hook” by KR Thompson Tour Review!

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Title:Hook          Author: K.R. Thompson

Genre: Fantasy/Fairytale/Adventure          Hosted By: DRC Promotions

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Archie Jameson sat in the dark corners of the print shop, dreaming of adventure.
Today, it found him.

Caught in a chilly October storm, he ducked into a tavern, hoping to escape the rain. What he found, was a room teeming with pirates. Shanghaied by the most elderly of the lot, Archie found himself serving on a ship captained by the fiercest pirate ever to sail the seven seas–the man known as Blackbeard.

Through a series of thrilling twists, Archie finds himself captain of another of Blackbeard’s ships, the Jolig Roger. In an attempt to flee danger, his ship becomes lost under stars never before seen.

Determined to save both his crew and the woman he loves, Archie will make decisions that will forever seal his fate.

Discover the untold story of the man who became Captain Hook.

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Review: 4/5 stars       5/5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by this book! I have a deep love and respect for all things fairy tale, especially the story of Peter Pan! But I also love a good ‘dark and twisty’ take on a beloved story as well, which is just what K.R. Thompson delivers in ‘Hook’!

Here’s my reading experience: (Warning Spoilers beyond this point) The book was a little hard to get into at the start, there was a period of adjustment getting use to the speech, and I even put the book down for the night before reaching chapter three. I can’t quite say what brought me back the next morning, but I am thankful I picked it back up and have just finished it in one reading! I think the hesitation was because Archie was a bit dull to begin with, but that is the nature of the story and it was worth watching him transform into Captain Hook! The way the story flows is excellent and believable in that way that fairy tales seem possible. For me the story and Archie’s character really picked up around the time he becomes Captain of the Jolig Roger. Pirate life really starts to suit Archie. I love the relationship that blooms, albeit a bit quickly, between him and Tiger Lily. I love the new take on these two and the way this story brings them together. By the time we reach the climactic scene in the cavern, I felt myself hoping for a happy ending for the two, but at the same time what was done was needed. I felt my heart break for Archie as he becomes Hook.

Overall I defiantly would recommend giving this book a read, it’s well written and the story very well developed. (Initially) I only took one star for the beginning, because I wasn’t sucked right into the story. However, as odd as it is to say, the slow build was also part of the charm of this story. Often, these new writers get right down to telling you everything up front, but Thompson offers a tease of beginning. Which is way I gave the star back, you can have all five because with it all said and done, I will be back to read book two, and that’s all that really matters. Finding a story entertaining enough to want to come back for more.

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About The Author

K.R. Thompson was raised in the Appalachian Mountains. She resides in Bland County with her husband, son, three cats, and an undeterminable amount of chickens.

An avid reader and firm believer in magic, she spends her nights either reading an adventure or writing one.

She still watches for evidence of Bigfoot in the mud of Wolf Creek.

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